“In this zazen posture, our mind and body have great power to accept things as they are.” —Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
We meet twice a week, in person and online, for zazen and dharma practice, and once a month for a Saturday half-day sitting.
For all gatherings whether online or in person, come and go as you need to, join us for any portion that you wish to. This group is about encouraging each other in our practice, and exploring the dharma together. Any portion that helps you, you are welcome to.
You are welcome exactly as you are.
All events are by donation, which are gladly received at any event, online or by mail. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Tuesday mornings, 7 – 8:30 a.m.
Montague Hall, San Francisco Theological Seminary Campus (next to Montgomery Chapel)
Corner of Richmond Rd. and Bolinas Ave., San Anselmo, CA
Hybrid in-person and online sitting. Email the webmaster for the Zoom link or with any questions.
If you are joining us in person for the first time, you are welcome to come 15 minutes before the start time for questions or instruction. You are also welcome to just show up!
7 – 7:40 zazen meditation
7:45 Morning Service, chanting Loving Kindness Meditation and Heart Sutra; First Tuesday of each month: well-being ceremony
8 – 8:30 Dharma words and discussion, or other dharma practice (special ceremonies, guided meditation, etc.)
Online Sitting and Discussion
Fridays, 7 – 8:30 a.m., Online Only
40-minutes zazen, 5-minute break, announcements, then alternating weeks Sangha practice check-ins
or dharma reading and discussion
Email the webmaster for the Zoom link or with any questions.
Monthly Half-Day Sitting
One Saturday per month, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Half-day sittings alternate between St. Aidan’s Church in Bolinas, CA, and our regular Tuesday location – Montague Hall, San Francisco Theological Seminary Campus (next to Montgomery Chapel)
8:30 am – Robe chant, then zazen
9:00 – kinhin (walking meditation)
9:10 – zazen
9:40 – kinhin
9:50 – zazen
10:10 – kinhin
10:15 – dharma talk and discussion
After discussion – zazen
12 noon – service
Informal brown bag lunch (please bring your own)
1:15 – Gift of cleaning for St. Aidan’s
2 pm – end, bow out
Sat., Oct. 21, 2023 – at St. Aidan’s Church in Bolinas – In-person only
Sat., Nov. 18, 2023 – Montague Hall, San Francisco Theological Seminary Campus (next to Montgomery Chapel) – Hybrid online and in-person
Sat., Dec. 16 – at St. Aidan’s Church in Bolinas – In-person only